Adaptive control of normal load at the friction interface of bladed disks using giant magnetostrictive material
(English)In: Journal of Vibration and Control, ISSN 1077-5463, E-ISSN 1741-2986Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
A novel application of magnetostrictive actuators in underplatform dampers of bladed disks is proposed for adaptive control of the normal load at the friction interface in order to achieve the desired friction damping in the structure. Friction damping in a bladed disk depends on many parameters such as rotational speed, engine excitation order, nodal diameter, contact stiffness, friction coefficient and normal contact load. However, all these parameters have a fixed value at an operating point. On the other hand, the ability to vary some of these parameters such as the normal contact load is desirable in order to obtain an optimum damping in the bladed disk at different operating conditions. Under the influence of an external magnetic field, magnetostrictive materials develop an internal strain that can be exploited to vary the normal contact load at the friction interface, which makes them a potentially good candidate for this application. A commercially available magnetostrictive alloy, Terfenol-D is considered in this analysis that is capable of providing magnetostrain up to 0.002 under prestress and a blocked force over 1500 N. A linearized model of the magnetostrictive material, which is accurate enough for a DC application, is employed to compute the output displacement and the blocked force of the actuator. A nonlinear finite element contact analysis is performed to compute the normal contact load between the blade platform and the underplatform damper as a result of magnetostrictive actuation. The contact analysis is performed for different mounting configurations of the actuator and the obtained results are discussed. The proposed solution is potentially applicable to adaptively control vibratory stresses in bladed disks and consequently to reduce failure due to high-cycle fatigue. Finally, the practical challenges in employing magnetostrictive actuators in underplatform dampers are discussed.
Giant magnetostrictive material, Terfenol-D, Actuators, Friction damping, High-cycle fatigue, Bladed disk
Research subject Engineering Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202996OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202996DiVA: diva2:1080763
FunderSwedish Energy Agency, 26159
QC 201703132017-03-112017-03-112017-03-13Bibliographically approved